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San Francisco and Wine Country Delights - 7 day(s), California, North America, Western US

Overview

Experience a laid back lifestyle on this guided holiday through California. Discover the iconic sights of San Francisco from the Golden Gate Bridge to vibrant Chinatown before heading to the renowned picturesque California Wine Country. Explore the lush vineyards of the Napa Valley, sample fine wines and even blend your own bottle of wine on this exciting tour through this world-famous wine region.

What’s Included

  • Professional tour director
  • Travel by luxury motorcoach
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees, restaurant tips, and local taxes included
  • Airport transfers are provided at scheduled times
  • 7 nights first class accommodation
  • 10 meals

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Start date:
5/20/16
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5/26/16
Duration: 7 Days
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6/3/16
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6/9/16
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7/1/16
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7/7/16
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Start date:
8/12/16
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8/18/16
Duration: 7 Days
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Start date:
8/26/16
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9/1/16
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Start date:
9/9/16
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9/15/16
Duration: 7 Days
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Start date:
9/16/16
End date:
9/22/16
Duration: 7 Days
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Start date:
10/7/16
End date:
10/13/16
Duration: 7 Days
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Itinerary

Day 1 – San Francisco
Welcome to San Francisco and the beginning of your wine country adventure. After checking in at your hotel, feel free to start your discovery of San Francisco and get a preview of the many sites you will visit in the coming days. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a welcome reception. Meal: Welcome Reception
Day 2 – San Francisco sightseeing
After a leisurely breakfast, begin your day with a visit to San Francisco's famous Saturday morning Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market for a food-tasting adventure. After some time on your own for lunch at Fisherman's Wharf, set out for Haight-Ashbury, ground zero for the hippie generation in the ‘60s. Join a local expert for a guided walk in the footsteps of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead to learn about the impact of the alternative rock culture on San Francisco and the world. Explore the Cable Car Museum, a celebration of San Francisco's rail transit history. This evening, join your Tour Director on a walking tour through Chinatown. Inhale the fragrant scents of the tea and herbal shops, admire the Chinese-style buildings, and enjoy a stop at the Golden Gate Cookie Factory to watch how fortune cookies are made. Tonight, enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 – San Francisco on your own
Take the entire day to explore glorious, exciting, eccentric San Francisco on your own. Ride the cable cars, shop Union Square, or visit the museums and gardens of Golden Gate Park. If you're a foodie, you can eat your way through San Francisco's eclectic neighborhoods on an optional gourmet tasting tour. You can also venture further away on optional trips to Carmel and Monterey, Muir Woods National Monument or Yosemite National Park. Meal: Breakfast
Day 4 – San Francisco and Sonoma
Leave your heart in San Francisco as you set out in search of Bacchus in California's world-renowned Wine Country. Enjoy lunch journeying through the countryside sampling wine aboard the vintage rail cars of the Napa Valley Wine Train. Your evening is free, perhaps take in one of the delicious restaurants on historic Sonoma Plaza. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 – Napa Valley
Enjoy a visit to an olive press in Sonoma where you learn about the harvesting process and the making of olive oil. Stroll historic Sonoma Plaza, flanked by the Presidio and Mission San Francisco de Solano—the last California mission built—and browse the unique gift shops where you will have lunch on your own. Then retreat to a private blending lab at Ravenswood Winery—create, taste and bottle your own perfect combination of Carignane, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. This evening, the tables are turned, as you join a hands-on cooking class at a famous culinary school. You'll group into teams with your fellow travelers and prepare a delicious four-course gourmet meal alongside top chef instructors. When finished, toast your efforts with hors d'oeuvres and a glass of champagne before enjoying the fruits of your labor with local wines Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 – Calistoga excursion
Starting with a visit to downtown Napa and the Oxbow Public Market, today is a day devoted to tasting the savoury, sweet, salty and spicy flavours of California wine country. Sample creamy, delicate, locally-produced salami and specialty sausages, and sate your sweet tooth with a tasting of decadent chocolate. After travelling the stunning Silverado Trail, lunch is on your own in downtown Calistoga, noted for its hot springs and geyser. Continue on to Sullivan Vineyards where you will enjoy a tour with tastings straight from the barrel, conclude with four wine tastings, paired with artisan cheeses. This evening in Sonoma, celebrate wine country with a Farewell dinner at a local winery where you'll enjoy a private tour and sample estate-produced wines. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 – Napa - San Francisco - Tour ends
Before you know it, it will be time to say one last ‘cheers' in California—take your transfer to San Francisco International Airport, or to the Hyatt Regency San Francisco if you are extending your stay. Meal: Breakfast

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Tour Code:
TRAFSW
Main Activity:
Sightseeing
Other Activities:
Culinary
Shopping
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Suitable for most fitness levels. You’ll have to walk and climb stairs on your own.

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